Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft off Atlantic City

25-foot response boatPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching Thursday after a small aircraft reportedly crashed approximately seven miles east of Atlantic City.

Searching are:

  • A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis from Cape May
  • A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Great Egg
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay

The Coast Guard is working with multiple agencies including the New Jersey State Police and the NOAA ship Henry Bigelow.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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